Optimize Your Practice - Dose Reduction
Radiation Safety & Training in Medical Imaging
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Pledge numbers to Image Wisely® continue to increase
Pledges as of October 8, 2013
Level 1 pledges: Eden Prairie Dental Care, Lake West Chiropractic & Natural Health in Plymouth, Minneapolis Dental Associates, Minnesota Valley Surgery Center in Burnsville, Northfield Hospital, Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth, Southwest Minnesota Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Marshall, St. Luke's in Duluth, St. Paul Radiology, Tristate Brain and Spine Institute in Alexandria, and Unity Hospital in Fridley.
Level 2 pledges: Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Minnetonka, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in West St. Paul, Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic, Mankato Clinic, St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, St. Paul Radiology in Maplewood, St. Paul Radiology in St. Paul, Suburban Imaging in Burnsville, Suburban Imaging in Coon Rapids, Suburban Imaging in Edina, Suburban Imaging in Maple Grove, Unity Hospital in Fridley, and Westhealth in Plymouth.
Level 3 pledges: Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Alexandria, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Burnsville, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Coon Rapids, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Eden Prairie, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Maple Grove, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Maplewood, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Mendota Heights, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in St. Cloud, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in St. Louis Park, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Willmar, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Woodbury, Consulting Radiologists in Minneapolis, Lifecare Medical Center in Roseau, St. Paul Radiology in St. Paul, and St. Cloud Hospital.
The American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America formed the Joint Task Force on Adult Radiation Protection to address concerns about the surge of public exposure to ionizing radiation from medical imaging. The Joint Task Force collaborated with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to create the Image Wisely campaign® with the objective of lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures.
The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging – the Image Gently Alliance®, is a coalition of health care organizations dedicated to providing safe, high quality pediatric imaging nationwide. The primary objective is to raise awareness in the imaging community of the need to adjust radiation dose when imaging children.
What is the commitment to Image Gently®?
Recognizing that every member of the healthcare team plays a vital role in caring for the patient and wants to provide the best care,
- To make the image gently message a priority in staff communications
- To review the protocol recommendations and, where necessary, implement adjustments to our processes
- To respect and listen to suggestions from every member of the imaging team on ways to ensure changes are made
- To communicate openly with parents